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Business Influence for IT Gurus

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Business Influence for IT Gurus  is designed to provide a development path for senior Technologists.  While senior Technologists do not always formally manage / lead people, they are generally respected and influential across the IT team and play a vital role engaging their peers across the organisation.

This programme is a purpose built series of workshops, which can be  specifically tailored to the needs of your organisation.  

Business Influence for IT Gurus is a 4 ½ day programme.  Each module is delivered via a facilitated workshop and is complete as a stand alone unit of learning.  Individual modules can be combined in whatever way you require to ensure that the learning and growth objectives for your people / organisation are met.    The modules within the series are:

ModuleKey Concepts CoveredDuration
The Value Primer
  • What is the organisational purpose of information and technology?
  • What value does your organisation expect Information and technology to deliver?
½ day
Leading for Value
  • Leader as designer – creating great work environments
  • Designing work – an organisational perspective
  • Designing work – a people perspective
  • Strategic execution
½ day
Being Influential
  • Conditions required to be influential
  • Thinking like an executive
  • Value propositions
½ day
Great information and technology strategy  – how to effectively enable your organisation.
  • The 4 stages of strategy and value delivery
  • Business first – understanding context
  • Business second – enterprise requirements and opportunity
  • Technology “futures”
  • Define the technology end game
1 day
Delivering Technology Enabled Business Change
  • Defining project success
  • Capability delivery vs value delivery
  • Value mapping
  • Vision led change and the 8 step change process
  • Great business cases
1 day
Value Based Governance
  • What is governance anyway?
  • Common governance frameworks – Prince2, COBIT etc
  • The 4 key focuses for IT governance
    • manage the platform,
    • risk and security,
    • Investment management (portfolio)
    • project and benefits delivery
½ day
Finance and Procurement
  • Understanding technology budgets
  • Effective procurement
½ day


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